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of employment, construction jobs, manufacturing jobs, in the energy space, tend to be higher paying than other jobs, particularly service jobs. so if we see a continued pick up in the housing market, continued strength in manufacturing, this could lead to the virtuous cycle that we have all been waiting for from the private sector. cheryl: okay. now, i know that one of the groups that you do watch, one of the groups that you're actually positive on, and there's not a lot, but it is healthcare, you do like healthcare. tell me kind of some of the names you appreciate right now in that space and also do you think that with the healthcare law, the exchange really beginning to kick in in the next 12 months that healthcare is going to continue that forward? >> we think healthcare will continue to being strong relative to the overall market. one area we like, you know, from a defensive standpoint is large cap pharma. you've seen this big race for record setting inflows into high yield bonds. we think one area that pays dividends that has been overlooked is large cap pharma. and we like names like joh
breaking news in terms of energy prices. the iea is out with its latest 2013 oil report. it expects u.s. oil demand to remain flat on the year. but the headline here does appear that the market, according to the iea language here, is tighter than we thought. all of a sudden, the market looks tighter than we thought. that's the main message we're getting from the organization. it says the world forecast to consume about 90.8 million barrels per day in 2013, up by about a quarter of a million since december. despite seeing the u.s. slight to even negative, seen as driving increase in demand and global supplies felly 170,000 barrels per day in december to 192 million. opec supplies falling to its lowest level in a year in december. global refinery rose by 1.5 million barrels per day. the oil market looks tighter than we thought and china has a lot to do with that. china's economy finally picked up pace in the fourth quarter. that gdp number came in above forecasts, growing 7.9% from a year earlier. industrial and retail sales grew estimates. to put it in context, china's growth is the we
. energy analysts said in a note to clients today the attack signals a downswing for political stability in algeria. i'm joined now by fox news middle east terrorism analyst. thank you so much for joining us. why do you think this oil facility or natural gas is flutie was targeted? >> this was a manufacture who is an offshoot of al qaeda but coordinates with al qaeda. this is a reaction to, this is a strike back at the french efforts, french african efforts and molly took it out of al qaeda. it is very interesting. it tells us al qaeda can respond in other countries, in this case algeria if they're attacking neighboring countries. why this site specifically? it is about gas and oil, that is the backbone of the economy and of course that is of great interest for the europeans who import from algeria. melissa: why attack in algeria for what is happening in molly? you can see they are neighbors, but why would this be the best way to make a statement, do you think? >> algeria has opened its airspace between friends in the north and the train into mali. it aided france in attacking al qaeda i
in the green. all three major indices ending the week higher. industrials and energy were today's top performing sectors while technology was the only sector ending the day lower. and oil ending the week in the green after the international energy agency raised its global oil demand forecast for the whole year. crude's settling the week up 2.1% at $95.56 a barrel and consumer confidence falling for the second month in a row, dropping to its lowest level in one year. the overall index declined to 71.3 from 72.9 in november. liz? liz: we've got a trader in the pits of the cme and our market panel, chief investment officer at global financial and also janney capital markets technical research director is joining us. let's talk about how most of the session was a very quiet tentative day and suddenly the dow and s&p took off. to what do you attribute that? >> it was an interesting day. we built off of yesterday's economic data which was very supportive. today was a little bit weaker. it was the earnings. it was mainly morgan stanley and a lot of traders were kind of waking up to that news
is no. we have this gradual recovery. it looks all right over time, has good pieces to it, energy, housing, the banking sector actually may be getting better. lori: must be a mistake on our washington leaders, what if they can achieve a grand bargain, get entitlement reform and we can sustain this debt to gdp level for the time being we can get to underlining measures. >> it would be a glorious outcome. lori: are you optimistic at all it will happen? >> i would like it to happen, but i managed portfolios, don't manage policies. lori: how are you managing these portfolios right now? interest rates will remain at historic lows. >> stretch at all, low interest rates for a long time, gradual recovery that has been bullish for stocks, fully invested, we just need you to be the secretary of the treasury. lori: me? >> yes. you can run the policies, could be terrific. lori: the only thing i have on jack lew is better penmanship. what kind of produc products aru interested in? >> when you can buy the highest grade tax-free bond that pays you 3% today, that is a bond that has a zero default
is our special guest this hour. ashley: energy companies facing off against a formidable opponent. they are losing. ashley: do not mess with the chicken. that is all i will say. especially with the prairie chicken. time for stocks now as we do every 15 minutes. nicole petallides. nicole: we are not to far off the unchanged line. you sneeze and you are in the positive territory. intel has been weighing on the dow jones industrials. that has been one of the things holding them back. the s&p 500 right around the five year highs but pulling back as well. we have had earnings. you have morgan stanley moving to a 52 week high and seeing profits rising in the future. that was some positive comments there from morgan stanley. it is up 7.7%. that is nothing to sneeze about. a winner. general electric has been a name that has been helping the dow. that is the big picture. as far as looking at the stock market and here we are, i am going to hand it back to you in positive territory. we are up for the week. seven out of nine weeks with gains. ashley: very good. if someone sneezes, it could go
of 122 points. energy is doing well and disney is the biggest gainer. bank of america though not. it's down 3% after their earnings came out so they are not helping that today but the dow, 13,622. if it closed right there, that would be a new five and a half year high. the s&p, any positive close is another five-year high. for the nasdaq -- s&p up 11 points right now at 1483 and change. major averages staging this late-day rally. can the markets close above the five-year highs. that's what we're talking about here. >> wants us to go higher. clerk it out in today "closing bell" exchange. josh brown, cnbc contributor from fusion analytics and michael farr, cnbc contributor from farr, miller and our own rick santelli. hey, guys, how you doing. michael fax let's kick this off to you. what do you attribute this very strong rally today. >> i don't think anything in terms of the earnings season, maria, has spooekd spooked the markets at all so we continue in this. perhaps goldilockgoldilocks, a t of lala land, recognized some of the issues, regulatory issues and housing was really good toda
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." pom plans to appeal the ruling. a spike in emergency room visits tied to energy drinks is emerging. it's estimated er visits connected to the drinks jumped from 10,000 to 20,000 from 2007-2011. the majority of the cases involved teens or young adults. a spokesman for emergency room doctors tells abc news drinking 3 energy drinks in an hour is the equivalent of 15 cups of coffee. the engery drink industry maintains the beverages are safe. two senators want an investigation. dunkin donuts is moving forward with expansion plans. the coffee chain said this week it plans on opening 360 new stores in the coming year. dunkin' plans to open franchises in colleges and supermarkets and also looks to grow in california. starbucks and mcdonalds will be its biggest competitors. meanwhile, a different donut chain is fighting off take-over attempts. krispy kreme doughnuts adopted a take-over- prevention plan known as a poison pill to discourage someone from taking over the company. similar to dunkin donuts, krispy kreme plans to increase the number of its shops by 71% in the next few years in the u.s
higher than that. one other thing, the energy sector itself tops $95 a barrel. look at this, a lot of expiration companies, they are seeing. lofty levels. big jumps in today's trading session. i will have a look at a couple of the big oil companies. dagen: it has been a nightmare for boeing and its streamliner. shares really hard hit the last couple days. that jet is grounded, here, there and everywhere because of battery problems. connell: cheryl and dennis are coming in. they will have a former transportation general. whether this unprecedented move was warranted. ♪ twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible
bullish on u.s. equities and one of the main reasons i am the u.s. energy story which i think is a story that's not being told as well as it should be. in 2012 the u.s. oil production was up 16%. that was the biggest year over year increase in u.s. oil production since 18 at which just happens to be when we started producing oil so if we think about what's going on. we have right now -- right now we produce oil at 80%, the same price the rest of the world does. we produce natural gas at 25% of the price the rest of the world does. we have cheap energy here in the united states and we feel that will drive manufacturing back to the united states, create jobs, and when all this political stuff is over, that's going to be a big story that we'll talk about ten years from now. >> these are long-term projects. these happen over a long period of time. i think the point that rex is making we'll see a sizable decline, maybe not sizable, i don't know what kind of size you're expecting because of all the wranglings in washington. what you're talking about, ed, is an opportunity for businesses and wa
driving earning as well as the economy. autos, housing, manufacturing and energy. we think the private recovery gdp could be 3%, offset by fiscal headwinds in the government, but we think it's a pretty good backdrop and seeing lots to do. travel all the time. been in europe and asia, there's some things we're very excited about that we're partnering with our clients, and i think we'll make good money. >> you also talk about being overweight real assets. what do you mean by real esas? >> one thing in our energy group, one of the pioneers in this group, going to the energy companies and also buying wells and oil in the ground so i would think about it ahead of our group who likes to say we're creating bonds in the ground so oil where you get a yield and inflation protection and growth. that's hard to match when you think about a tip security where you actually have to pay for the yield, so that's been a very exciting area. same thing in real estate. we've been doing a lot with the firm's balance sheet. one thing we try to eat what we're cooking and have almost a $7 billion balance sheet.
>>> it is time now for final trades and pete, you are on the hot seat. >> going into the energy space, these drillers have been hot. i think noble is one of the better ones in the field. >> paloalto networks. >> oh, good one. that was tweeted to me as well. >> j & j. new management could be on the cusp. a multiyear trade. >> mr. j? >> j.p. morgan. >> options action money in motion tonight at 5:00. follow me on twiter. send me some stock names. we will see you next week. >>> scott, thank you very much. welcome to "power lunch." simon is in for sue. major developments on the terrorist attack involving westerners in algeria. first we go to onhto john harwo. >> we have a stance from house republicans they will put on the house floor next week and presumably pass it if they have done chir whip counts accurately. that is that the debt limit would be extended. it is now due to run out between february 15th and march 1st. now extended to april 15th with the condition that the house and senate both pass a budget. this is an effort to tweak the senate which has not passed a budget for the
the consumer coming back as well. when you add all of this together, the improvement in the energy sector, foreign economy starting to do a little bit better, i think the stock market do well in the second term. just not as good as the first. connell: what if they mess it up again in washington? we will go into another round of negotiations, maybe we won't, on the debt ceiling. maybe we go over one of them. you have to take that into account. how does that change your odds taking capability as you look at the markets? >> you do have to take it into account. no question. maybe we will get beyond some of this and the first half of this year. at least enough to allow us to look beyond it. i think between now and then, no question we will be dealing with these deadlines coming up in the next few months. connell: do you still buy stocks? our stocks at the place be? it will be very interesting to see what happens with interest rates. you talked about that accommodative federal reserve that is there. there will be this push / pull on that side of it. >> i do think market rates will be drifting h
to 2.5% points. if you look at the ten year, gilds above 10%. the energy, $93. and now we'll go to the ten year note. which is now 1.82. i was mistaken. yesterday for a minute i thought we were getting close to two. but rick was talking about. i wasn't paying that much attention. >> what are you guilty about? >> yeah. it was guilts. booms also going. the dollar, $1.33 verse you the euro and 88 on the yen. finally, gold was up significantly yesterday. it's falling back a little today, down about four points. >>> now time for the global markets report. ross westgate standing by in london. mr. westgate, how are you this morning? >> hey. we're good. thanks very much. as you just saw joe point out, softer here. we have bounced off the session low a short while ago. and the german economics ministry talking about the forecasts for germany, as well. just helping us bounce off that primarily, saying, yes, we've had a weak fourth quarter. will be weak at the beginning of the year. they're expecting a much stronger rebound toward the end of 2013. so the footse 100 was down .5, currently d
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fill in at the big board. nrg energy celebrating the recent merger with gen-on energy. and part of the ireland fund. more financials, blackrock beats. >> yeah, yeah, well, look, companies are taking in a lot of assets. i think you sue the inflows, people after the uncertainty of the fiscal cliff ending, money is coming back to these funds. i think it's a decent story. i've got to tell you. the negative still among the analysts, bank of new york was downgraded today. you would upgrade bank of new york, not downgrade it. the analysts i think still have to catch up with the valuation stories. >> say her out with a downgrade of goldman sachs, so similar call there. we're watching the home builders. and we're seeing home builders , across the board trade higher. the etf that tracks home builders up by about a percent. and jim, it's interesting you hear about all these, a story yesterday that lenar is going into the rental business, just when we thought maybe rents had peaked. >> stuart miller knows more than pretty much anybody else i know other than may bob toll. more importantly i
technology in place, the new energy savings for global airlines and on pace to double the number of dream liners it delivered it year. started out in 2011 which was already late with just 346 last year, more than 80 this year. with this uncertainty what kind of threat to its earnings gross potential. >> it's interesting. when you talk about the dream liner and boeing, when you talk about earnings over the next two years, most analysts have this booked at zero margin so from an eps perspective there is really no impact from a revenue going forward it will be around 20% of revenue, so the story for boeing is not necessarily earnings, it's cash generation so, the market is looking for, you know, when will the 787 turn cash positive versus accounting positive. and so that before all of this was a number sort of late 2014, 2015. >> so you have gone to sell here with boeing shares trading in the low 70s with this kind of headline risk call, not necessarily a financial concern. at what point would boeing share price present just a compelling value would you have to buy it? >> well, for us, you k
energy company. so that is not surprising. what was surprising about this attack was the choice of target. aqim has targeted energy workers before, most notably in 2010 when another aqim commander kidnapped seven employees of the -- of a subcontractor of the french nuclear firm and this was surprising given the level of security that is generally present at oil and gas sites in algeria. >> andrew joining us from senegal at the new america foundation, an expert on this subject. we'll check back with you. thank you very much for that information. >>> and for the first time since the aurora massacre in colorado, the actual theater where it happened is now reopening, but not everyone is happy about it. , we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. ♪ ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey. you missed a spot. ...i'll look back on this day and laugh. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru
. energy and metals, sharon epperson is at the nymex. >> brent crude prices moving late bit higher. we got near $111 a barrel. and this on some pipeline issues happening in the brent market. that is impacting that futures price. we're also, though, seeing gains not as strong as you may think, because of the latest report from opec. opec saying it sees weaker demand for its crude in 2013. we're also watching the u.s. supply picture, because that's going to be key going into 1030 when we get the report from the energy department. we are looking at energy prices that have been mixed. but right now we are expecting analysts to see a big build in crude supply, somewhere around 2.5 million barrels. the american petroleum institute increasing supplies much less than that. we'll see what comes of that number at 10:30. we're also watching the gold story. really, it is platinum that is gaining momentum this year. and the supply issues continue in south africa. hundreds of miners there have gone on strike at anglo american platinum. that is the world's largest producer of platinum. and about 20% of i
the president's term. he for renewable energy. salazar will leave in march and returned to his home state of colorado. $51 billion hurricane sandy's disaster relief act is now moving on to the senate. forty-nine republicans voted yes for that bill, 179 republicans voted against that bill. over to london now where police say two people are dead after a helicopter crashed during the morning rush hour. the helicopter hit a construction crane and then crashed on the street. two people on the ground were treated for minor injuries. those are your headlines. back now to dagen. dagen: thank you. a price of regular gasoline sitting at $3.29. down nearly $0.10 from a year ago. tom kloza is here. he is joining us on the phone. talk to me about demand and how low prices could go because of that. >> demand is about as low as it has been since january of 2000. we just got a couple of demand reports that were subpar. now we have this fear or panic about the flu. we have people getting their paychecks that are a little bit lighter. discretion of driving is really going to tank here in the coming weeks.
system and allow us to speak to the needs of manufacturing, because many are energy-intensive operations and need to be energy efficient so utilizing energy and build into the equation and also innovation, so doing things in a smarter fashion, and able to compete at the international level for jobs, because as we land those contracts with improved operations, that means more american jobs. and that approach, that cutting-edge thinking that enables us to maintain that sense of productivity and our intellectual capacity as a nation and takes the research that we should invest into and allows us to translate that research into jobs. so there are these dynamics of change and reform that can be brought into the discussions here as we go forward, and that will speak, i think, to the vitality, the economic vitality of this nation and the growth of jobs that i think are significant, that are long-lasting and bring us into a sophisticated thinking, which this american society is very capable of doing. mr. garamendi: last year, you and i talked in the last congress, which was last year, you and i
. there are conflicting reports about casualties. b.p. along with other energy companies in the country are moving nonessential employees from algeria. once again, in the last hour the white house strongly condemning the attack on the plant and the white house spokesperson saying president obama is being briefed regularly on the situation. they would not provide any clarity about whether or not there are u.s. drones over algeria at this point. to give you the background, a group connected to al qaeda has claimed responsibility for this attack. they said it is in retaliation for fran's moving into mali. they tried to put a stop to islamic militants trying to take over that country. >> michelle, the earlier reports i saw in the associated press, news source, there were multiple fatalities, maybe as many as 35 among the whose stages. that is now an unreliable report, right? >> absolutely. at this point no one at any senior level in any senior government can confirm those numbers for us at this point or those reports. >> michelle, thank you very much. >>> onto the debt ceiling. the deadline approachin
: composite track. that would be the highest. let me get to the energy complex. everything is higher right now, jonathan. is this all the very tense and very worrisome situation? >> that is part of it. it pushes up a little bit yesterday. today a lot of it is the economic news that pushed us over 95 and up over 96, but more importantly we set lover $95 which is a big indicated that this rally might have pushed up to $100. liz: the weaker dollar obviously helps. adelle of 33 for the euro, and i'm thinking that can help. >> that adds to it. more cold weather coming in. now that we have pushed over 350 today, a little bit below, but that is bullish times are here. liz: you know, when news breaks on a single stock, the ceo at the trade financial group moving higher by half a percent. i'm just interested to know how closely traders look at something like that and say, oh, that's interesting. less about the sidelines where they are apparently according to dow jones going to have a new leader. >> well, it seems like it's a good news thing. but this is something that i tend to ignore because it is one
to higher copper as well as gold production in north and south america. they agreed to by two energy companies last month, but the ceo telling shareholders there are no plans for additional energy or mining acquisitions. says you make money on it if you let charles payne take a look at this stock. positive comments about sales trends coming in on that one. nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. here we are. nicole: facebook has been a stellar performer over the last three months making their announcement with their search mechanisms now we're talking about facebook mobile. based on all the looks and the finest, 3.3%, so research has been checking into the sales they have been seen. reporting the facebook usage has risen 15% month over month. these are some of the findings from some of the professionals and so far they're feeling pretty optimistic about what they have been seeing the facebook. we saw this stock breakdown below 20 and here it is right now. tracy: is amazing what we will take as positive news. the man behind business regulations are stepping down
in the green, but telecos and energy majors dragged the market lower, ending down by a minor .1%. elsewhere, south korea's kospi finished marginally in the red. apple suppliers continued to weigh down the market over demand concerns on the iphone 5. the australian market bucked the down trend with the defense of telecos and health care stocks lending support. the sensex in action trading down by .5%. back to you. >> all right. thanks for that. we'll take a break. >>> still will to come, hong kong selling out new plans to show up housing woes. >>> okay, let's bring you up to speed with stories. hong kong's chief executive has delivered his first policy speech outlining measures to cool property prices, reduce pollution, and improve welfare. he said it's necessary to curb speculative activities in the real estate sector given the persistent housing shortage. he said more land would be allowed for development and that 67,000 private units are slated to come on to the market in the next three to four years. joining us from hong kong, andrew yun g, chairman of international consultants. what's y
saying its deterioration in the aluminum market in 2012 in certain regions, higher energy costs and raw material costs resulting in a negative impact on the current market values of the aluminum business. but in terms of what the chairman had to say in an announcement today that the $3 billion write-down of those coal assets in mozambique is what he calls unacceptable, tom albanese will be standing down effective immediately. he'll be replaced by the current ceo of rio tinto's iron ore operation. those are the iron ore assets in the northwest part of australia. as i mentioned, just the final straw when it comes to write-downs concerning mr. albanese. it was a $38 purchase of alcan at the top of the cycle back in 20307 that scored numerous write-downs including one last year for $8.9 billion. ross, back over to you. >> much thanks for that. >> matt, if you could, i want to get into this point about the alcan acquisition for a second. it was early this time last year that they wrote down the value of that deal from 2007 by half. where in the history of overpaying for deals -- i mean, this
the dip will be. dennis: receivers the energy business rather than owning deposits, but if oil goes down rather than up, does that hurt the customers? >> it doesn't. every company knows there's few places to save money these days as a company. talking about productivity, you know, listen, technology is fantastic, but everyone's got all the different software out there, and this is one area that the company, on the website, they have a running meter right now. they've saved customers $545 million and keeps ticking. today, there was a new contract from the burlington vermont school system, eight schools. it could be small contracts like this or larger contracts. bottom line, an area to save money is utilities, particularly, the epa, news from the epa sent the stock significantly higher today, epa has a lot of rules on energy, energy uses, and things like this, only helping the company. cheryl: love this. >> 30% a month, ring the register. anybody who bought the stock here, sell it. cheryl: we'll hear it. i like sees this side of you. >> i'm pumped, thanks. cheryl: just ahead, talking dark
. finally, the third of three master limited partnerships, suncoke energy, priced at $19, a little bit below, but you can see, guys, a fairly good week, fairly active week for ipos. >> thanks, bob. final stretch of the week. a pretty good week. 50 minutes before the closing bell sounds. dow jones industrial average still climbing, up 12 points on the session. >> the economy -- the stocks have been rallying as the economy improves, that's what's happening here, so the question inevitably becomes when does fed chairman bernanke finally have to be convinced that it's time to put the brakes on the economic stimulus? both sides that have issue coming up. >> a big debate on that one. then a document dump finally allowing investors an inside look at the fed's first response to the financial crisis. and put it this way. no one really comes out looking so great. we'll have the details and tell you what's in the documents. you're going to want to hear on them. >> oh, holy auto auction, batman. the original batmobile is hitting the auction block, the original adam west batmobile, and you will not belie
beginning to look at the total cost, not just labor costs, but transportation costs, energy costs, political risk costs, all those type of things and they are realizing, hey, maybe manufacturing in the united states isn't so bad after all, and so actually small and mid-cap industrial companies and manufacturing companies, the stocks are doing exceptionally well, and nobody cares. that -- >> anything to stay away from, rich? >> i'd personally stay away from the emerging markets. everybody loves emerging markets. just had massive inflows and record inflows into emerging markets. many of the major emerging markets are caught between inflation and growth. i don't know if anybody saw wholesale food prices in china this morning. they came out much higher than expected. that's exactly the next step here. they are starting to juice up growth and inflation is quickly coming back. that's the problem that you have in india, the problem you have in many of the emerging markets. >> brian, you were nodding your head in agreement he said avoid. >> we tend to stick with the last dance parter too much and st
of you guys. thank you very much. did you know there is actually a lot of oil and energy used to make carpet? take a look at this. can you hand me a piece of it? i'm going to hold this up because it kind of matches our set and we're looking at pictures of it right now, absolutely beautiful. but here it is. would you guess this is made from recycled material? i'm telling you it is pretty soft. but the recycled material is everything from old yarn to fishing wire. interface, you may know this company if you get the catalogs for flor. it one of the most eco-friendly brands in the world and the stock is quite investor friendly. joining me now is interface's ceo and president. you guys had a very bizarre ticker, which i'm not going to remember anymore because today you are switching it to a very simple one, tile because your carpets come in tiles. correct? does this do anything when you change the ticker to something more memorable? >> it says you are hip. [laughter] >> the genesis of that is that we invented tile, we pioneered it in 73, the largest player in the world and why not claim ti
have the china exposure. others benefit from energy and infrastructure or improvement in housing so it seemed like there were fundamental reasons to be more optimistic on that group of stocks. >> susie: okay. well, we'll see how it goes this year. thanks for coming on the program. we've been speaking with adam pozen. >> susie: it's not easy being a retailer these days, especially if you rely on customers buying at your store. many consumers come in and browse, but make their purchases online. but tech innovations are helping to change that. erika miller got a sneak peek at the intel booth at the national retail federation's convention. >> reporter: adidas had a problem. that's the company most americans call "adidas". it needed to figure out how to get customers to buy merchandise in its stores, instead of on- line for less. it found the answer in this interactive display, which has boosted traffic, and dollars spent per transaction. >> normally, in a physical store you can get maybe 200 different products. but with this, you are not really limited. but rather than just put a little
or representatives debated relief from superstorm sandy today. energy analyst kevin book expects governments will increasingly be forced to spend money to mitigate or adapt to climate change. >> with every storm, with every flood, we're getting closer and closer to talking about how he handle climate change rather than how we stop it. >> reporter: pressure to address climate change may also come from outside the united states. the european union is threatening to slap trade the u.s. refuses to buy credits to offset greenhouse gas emissions from transatlantic flights. even china may help force the u.s. to act. beijing is under pressure to clear the air as pollution makes it harder and harder to breath. >> coal pollution, including greenhouse gas emissions, is something they have got to get down in their country if they're going to live there. as the largest emitter, the bogey man to which all western nation's point, begins to clean up its game, it's going to make it harder to say no. >> reporter: and progressives are hoping the president will bypass congress and use his regulatory authority u
. almost 1.9 billioon the nasdaq. the industrial sector saw the strongest buying interest up 1%. the energy and utility sectors both were higher by 0.9% earnings were in focus with plenty of attention on general electric. the conglomerate earned 44 cents per share, a penny better than estimates and up from a year ago. g.e. said demand from china and other emerging economies helped offset the uncertainty with customers in the u.s. and europe. shares gained 3.5%. volume tripled with the stock closing above $22 for the first time sie october. g.e. said boeing has not changed its delivery schedule for g.e. jet engines used on the 787 dreamliner jet. investment bank morgan stanley had a much stronger than anticipated end to the year with investment banking and trading revenues up sharply. that helped the company earn 45 cents per share, reversing a year ago loss and well above what was expected. the bank has been trying to shift its business away from trading for its own behalf into more of a wealth advisory d lient-focused model. shar rallied.9%. lume tpleds thstocsits at 17 month highs. like o
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energy savings for global airlines and on pace to double the number of dream liners it delivered it year. started out in 2011 which was already late with just 346 last year, more than 80 this year. with this uncertainty what kind of threat to its earnings gross potential. >> it's interesting. when you talk about the dream liner and boeing, when you talk about earnings over the next two years, most analysts have this booked at zero margin so from an eps perspective there is really no impact from a revenue going forward it will be around 20% of revenue so the story for boeing is not necessarily earnings it's cash generation so the market is looking for, you know, when will the 787 turn cash positive versus accounting positive. and so that before all of this was a number sort of late 2014 2015. >> so you have gone to sell here with boeing shares trading in the low 70s with this kind of headline risk call, not necessarily a financial concern. at what point would boeing share price present just a compelling value would you have to buy it? >> well for us you know, i think probably a starting p
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